This is Mexico’s most important carnival and it has been celebrated since colonial times. It begins with the Quema del Mal Humor (Bad Mood Burning), carried out in order to eliminate negative feelings and move towards joy. It continues with traditional dances, such as huapangos and danzones, and also with the coronation of the king and the queen, who parade through the streets accompanied by dancing and drumming troupes, and carnival floats. Salsa, mambo and merengue music is constantly played throughout the parade.
Veracruz, Ver., MéxicoSee map